Nurse Educator: Psychiatric/Mental Health Specialist

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Project Description

Advancing Health Professionals (AHP): a Peace Corps Response program, is in need of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Nurse Educator- Psychiatric/Mental Health Specialist at the University of Eswatini, Faculty of Health Sciences without the provision of direct medical care to patients or clinical supervision of students. This position requires an advanced practice registered nurse with a Master of Science in Psychiatric/Mental Health nursing, experience in curriculum development and teaching and research supervision at the university level. A Doctoral degree is desired.

The Department of Community Health Nursing Science is finalizing a proposal for a Master’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. The PCRV will work alongside local faculty to teach and mentor psychiatric/mental health nursing students, facilitate undergraduate and graduate training in psychiatric/mental health nursing, supervise and mentor student research projects, and participate in the development and refinement of undergraduate and graduate curricula and short courses. PCRVs are expected to report on their activities twice during their service.

Peace Corps Response established its "Advancing Health Professionals" program in 2019. Response Volunteers serving with the AHP program seek to improve health outcomes on a societal level by providing high-level, specialized service in the health sector. AHP projects include nursing education, health systems strengthening, service delivery improvement, and other non-clinical interventions that enhance the quality of healthcare.

Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of uncertainties relating to Peace Corps and local partners resuming volunteer operations. Invitees will be arriving in Eswatini together as a group. While the whole group's departure dates could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

University of Eswatini (UNESWA)

Required Skills

• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Master’s degree in Psychiatric/Mental Health nursing
• Experience in curriculum development and review
• Experience in teaching and research supervision at university level
• Be a team player
• Be flexible to serve in under-resourced settings with experience living/working in different cultures

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Medical Considerations

Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.


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